Our Founders: Two Ridiculously Entrepreneurial Gentlemen
Our community was born in 2012 when Rand Fishkin (Founder @ Moz) & Dharmesh Shah (Founder @ HubSpot) came together to breathe life into an idea they both mysteriously had... at the same time... (some say an angel told them).
After the site went live (and got some traction) HubSpot Labs (the mad scientists who live in secret lairs underneath the HubSpot building) picked up the funding of the project and the rest of the story...is still being written...
Rand Fishkin first publicly posts about building a "Hacker News for Marketers"November 2011
Rand Fishkin and Dharmesh Shah launch Inbound.org with the help of Casey HenryFebruary 2012
Inbound.org Jobs Board launches at MozCon 2012July 2012
New, responsive mobile website launchesSeptember 2012
Inbound.org reaches 10,000 membersDecember 2012January 2013
More Ask Me Anything threads including Avinash KaushikApril 2013
HubSpot Labs funds Inbound.org to help one million marketers learn, connect and find jobsNovember 2013May 2014
Inbound Groups and Events launchJuly 2014
Inbound.org reaches 100,000 members!August 2015
The people in our community
- Rand Fishkin Individual Contributor at Moz
- Takeshi Young SEO Manager, Optimizely
- Lauren Hall-Stigerts Independent Consultant at Marketing Gal
- Aleyda Solis International SEO Consultant & Entrepreneur
- Dharmesh Shah Co-founder & CTO, HubSpot
- Stacey Cavanagh Head of Search at Tecmark
- Jason Acidre CEO, Xight Interactive
Dharmesh Shah & Rand Fishkin Walk Into a Bar...
"How'd these guys even meet?" This is a question we get all the time so we decided to ask them. Here's what the had to say: